Mascoma mistakes spell doom during football loss at Newport

October 23, 2021

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 NEWPORT, N.H. – During a crisp afternoon, the Mascoma High football team was anything but. The Royals lost, 52-30, at undefeated Newport on Saturday after trailing the NHIAA Division IV game by 30 points at halftime. The visitors contributed to their demise at Maryn Field with a variety…

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Lebanon, Stone dominant during 42-0 football defeat of Hanover

October 22, 2021

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – You can’t stop Lebanon High’s Jack Stone on a football field. You can only hope to contain him.  Hanover, like every other team the Raiders have played the past two seasons, couldn’t do either, falling, 42-0, in the Principals Cup rivalry game Friday at Merriman-Branch Field. …

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Top-seeded Marauders upset in field hockey quarterfinals

October 22, 2021

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – The Hanover High field hockey team’s undefeated season came crashing down Friday, the top-seeded Marauders losing, 2-1, to visiting and ninth-seeded Goffstown in the NHIAA Division II quarterfinals. “Goffstown played a great game and they were certainly the better team today,” said 19th-year Hanover coach Jean…

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Weary Hurricanes girls soccer concludes regular season with shutout loss vs. Windsor

October 21, 2021

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The film script would have had the Hartford High girls soccer team triumphing over visiting Windsor on Wednesday night.  The hosts would have defeated their neighboring rivals, giving themselves and coach Jeff Acker a desperately needed emotional boost after perhaps the longest two weeks…

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Mascoma mistakes spell doom during football loss at Newport

October 23, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 NEWPORT, N.H. – During a crisp afternoon, the Mascoma High football team was anything but. The Royals lost, 52-30, at undefeated Newport on Saturday after trailing the NHIAA Division IV game by 30 points at halftime. The visitors contributed to their demise at Maryn Field with a variety…

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Lebanon, Stone dominant during 42-0 football defeat of Hanover

October 22, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – You can’t stop Lebanon High’s Jack Stone on a football field. You can only hope to contain him.  Hanover, like every other team the Raiders have played the past two seasons, couldn’t do either, falling, 42-0, in the Principals Cup rivalry game Friday at Merriman-Branch Field. …

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Top-seeded Marauders upset in field hockey quarterfinals

October 22, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – The Hanover High field hockey team’s undefeated season came crashing down Friday, the top-seeded Marauders losing, 2-1, to visiting and ninth-seeded Goffstown in the NHIAA Division II quarterfinals. “Goffstown played a great game and they were certainly the better team today,” said 19th-year Hanover coach Jean…

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Weary Hurricanes girls soccer concludes regular season with shutout loss vs. Windsor

October 21, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The film script would have had the Hartford High girls soccer team triumphing over visiting Windsor on Wednesday night.  The hosts would have defeated their neighboring rivals, giving themselves and coach Jeff Acker a desperately needed emotional boost after perhaps the longest two weeks…

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Raiders boys soccer toppled in clash of Division II titans

October 13, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 MILFORD, N.H. – You can only play the hand you’re dealt, but that doesn’t make Wednesday’s 2-1 loss at Milford any easier for the Lebanon High boys soccer team to absorb.  The Raiders (11-2) drew a bad beat when senior goalkeeper Colbie Delisle suffered a broken ankle last…

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Dartmouth football beats Yale, 24-17, in overtime thriller

October 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Dartmouth football beats Yale, 24-17, in overtime thriller

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – You can’t win an Ivy League football title in October. There’s no rule, however, against celebrating an Ancient Eight overtime victory with championship fervor. That’s what Dartmouth College did Saturday, as dusk crept over Memorial Field and Yale’s last-gasp pass attempt hit the artificial turf in…

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Milford mauls Marauders, 34-7

October 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Milford mauls Marauders, 34-7

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – No weighty tools were hoisted in the Hanover High football team’s postgame huddle this time. Not after Milford invaded Merriman-Branch Field on Friday and turned what was a tight NHIAA Division II game at halftime into a 34-7 whipping.  The Marauders pride themselves on “pounding the…

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Football is finished, but Dartmouth’s Jake Allen has no regrets

October 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Football is finished, but Dartmouth’s Jake Allen has no regrets

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Jake Allen glides across the Dartmouth College campus, his daily commute between an off-campus apartment, classes and football practice made easier and more amusing while riding an Unagi electric scooter. The senior’s vehicle will be parked outside Floren Varsity House today when the Big Green takes…

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Sold! Marauders strike for fifth consecutive victory in boys soccer

October 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Sold! Marauders strike for fifth consecutive victory in boys soccer

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Oscar Miller’s future endeavors are wide open, as befits a Hanover High senior. After Thursday’s 2-0 boys soccer defeat of visiting Londonderry, however, it’s clear the striker has a potential future in sales. Dribbling into the right side of the Lancers penalty area early in the…

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Hurricanes whack Wasps, 2-1

October 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Hurricanes whack Wasps, 2-1

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Carlton Fisk has nothing on Heather Scudder.  The former Charlestown High and Boston Red Sox baseball player is best known for the “body english” he displayed while leaping and waving his winning home run inside Fenway Park’s left foul pole during a 1975 World…

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